The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on 03 March 2014 released an assessment report on five years of working of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) that demonstrates that the students who opted for school-based exam instead of board examination for class 10 did better in class 12th board examination, marginally though.
Under the CCE system, the board examination for class X has become optional. The first batch to miss skip the class X board exams was in 2011. By the year 2013, the pass percentage of CBSE Class 10 students went high up to 98.76% which is a considerable growth as compared to 88.94% recorded in 2009 when CCE was not in the scene.
The impact of making class X examination optional can be seen in class XII. The CBSE analysis report says that the percentage of students who got more than 80% in class 12 board exams was 52.46 among students who scored more than 80% in class X. It shows 55.62% of students who got 80% in school's internal exam in class X maintained their results in class XII as compared to 47.48% of those who opted for the board exam in class X.
The CBSE's analysis of class 12th results after the introduction of the CCE shows that the students who skipped the Class 10th exams conducted by the Board have done better, both in terms of high marks and mean marks.
For the analysis, the CBSE picked 100 samples of 30,000 students across India who took board exams in class 10 in 2011 and similar sample of those who took school based exams.